Thursday, February 25, 2010

Train Birthday Party

My toddler is gone. He's officially a three-year-old little boy. This morning we celebrated his birthday with the train party he's been requesting since the day after his last birthday.

The favors. (There are close ups farther down.)

Ben used painter's tape to make train tracks around the house.

We intended for the kids to walk on the tracks and play in the train tent that was parked in the other room. Leave it to three-year-olds to figure out that you can pick up the tent and drive it on the tracks. Genius, I tell ya'! LOL.

Favor bags. I bought solid blue bags and stamped the train tracks on the front. I also made the name tags to look like yellow railroad crossing signs.

Those wooden trains are little train whistles. I'm pretty sure we were only 10 minutes into the party before I stashed them away in the kids' favor bags. Whoa, noisy!

Train-shaped lollipops.

Train sipper cups. Are these cute or what!?

Moving along to the party food...I made cupcakes and topped them with yellow railroad warning signs that I designed on my computer.

I also made fruit kabobs and cheese cut into train shapes. Dairy cars - I'm so clever. I bought three loaves of bread and a large train-shaped cookie cutter to make train-shaped sandwiches, but completely forgot about making them until I was setting out the food this morning. Oops. The kids didn't miss them. But I guess my boys will be eating French toast for breakfast everyday next week. :)

The adorable Waldorf doll Lincoln's preschool teacher made for him. I perched our plush friend where he could watch over the festivities.

See this amazing train setup? Three levels high. I made it. Yep, I'm finally getting the hang of playing with boy toys.

Last but not least, the birthday boy showing us the proper way to eat a cupcake - icing first!


  1. My lil' man has been requesting a train party for his 3rd birthday in July. You have some great ideas for me! :) We are also surprising him with a trip to NH where he gets to ride on the REAL Thomas and meet Sir Toppham Hat - should be a good day!

    THanks for sharing.


  2. Rachel - Too funny! I thought you had linked up to the party - someone else must have thought you should!! :) I'm glad they did because this party was too cute.

    Feel free to come back and link up on your own sometime.

  3. You deserve "Mommy of the year" for this party. I wonder how you will top it next year. Everything was oh so fab! another Rachel ;)

  4. Great job on the party! Looks like it was fun! Very creative ideas! I have to ask you what color paint is on your wall in the leaving room where the fireplace is...If you read this can you stop by my blog and let me know...Thanks :D

  5. I just came across this from Pinterest and my little guy is obsessed with trains. I am starting to plan his 3rd birthday in September. I love the dairy cars, I wanted to know how much cheese you used.

  6. Love the ideas!! Where did you get the train track stamp? I love it!!

  7. Melissa, the train track stamp is from Stampin' Up! It's one of their wheels.

  8. where did u get the train whistles

  9. I totally love your party ideas. A great applause for you. Please tell me how you made the trains with the whistles? Where did you get the colored blocks from.

  10. Divya, I bought the train whistles. I think they were from Oriental Trading. Good luck!

  11. Thank you Rachel. They are too good. Your blog is very good. Happy New Year

  12. Where did you get the train stamps? I love the favor idea, but can't seem to find the stamps anywhere...

  13. The train track is a stamp wheel from Stampin' Up. I have no idea if it's been retired. You could try locating a Stampin' Up demonstrator, check on ebay, or check on their buy/sell/trade forum. I know that's still a lot of digging for one little stamp - sorry. Good luck!